Biography of Dalmacio González (1940-VVVV)

Spanish opera singer born in Olot (Girona) on May 12, 1940. Tenor light, "di grazia" according to Italian, specialized in the style of Mozart and Rossini, in whose work boasts a sweet voice, flexible emission, together with a careful interpretation and with the charm that requires that kind of repertoire.

He began to sing primary school of his village and later in different coral formations of Barcelona, where his family had moved. Given his music, he/she entered the Conservatorio del Liceu to study singing and received the teachings of prestigious professors Francisco Puig and Gilbert Price. In 1972 won first prize in the singing competition "Francisco Viñas", which earned him to be engaged in supporting roles in the Gran Teatro del Liceo. Two years later he/she again won the highest award in the competition of the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg opera, and got his name began to be known in the profession. In 1977 played in Nice (Ugo) protagonist of the Paris of the East, accompanied by Montserrat Caballé. The following year were to launch internationally his career with a tour of the United States. The American debut took place at the New York Opera House with La Traviata, then moved to the West Coast, in San Francisco, with one of his favorite pieces, Tancredi; but the great tenor confirmation came as a result of the success achieved at the Metropolitan, first with Don Pasquale by Donizetti, which continued for several seasons the Barber of Seville, Cinderella, L´elisir d´amore and Rigoletto, among others.

In 1981 was presented at la Scala in Milan with L´italiana in Algeri, alongside Valentini-Terrani, usual companion of scene. In 1982 made his presentation in other two major scenarios: Covent Garden in London with Falstaff, directed by Carlo Maria Giulini, who is also a regular director in his rossinianas recordings, and the theatre of the Zarzuela in Madrid with Don Pasquale. That same year he/she started his appearances at the Rossini Festival which was held in Pesaro, with Tancredi, and the next with La donna of the Lake, directed by M. Pollini. In 1988 he/she played Ermione next to Montserrat Caballé and Chris Merritt; in 1989, Don Giovanni; and in the 1990s the Spanish time and Oedipus Rex, all in the Teatro de la Zarzuela. He/She has also done performances in Aix-en-Provence Festival, at the Vienna Staatsoper and the main Italian and German theatres.